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Prelief is Still #1 Dietary Supplement for Reducing Acid in “Trigger” Foods

Over the years you have heard me talk about Prelief and how much it can help ladies suffering from Interstitial Cystitis.  As you know from my blogs, Interstitial Cystitis is an annoying bladder condition that causes urgency, frequency, and oftentimes

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis

What is it Like to Have Interstitial Cystitis?

Interstitial Cystitis is a condition where the lining of the bladder becomes irritated and damaged, causing spasms.  These spasms usually cause pain, frequency, and urgency although some ladies will experience some symptoms worse than others.  Let’s Read More…

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis

Medication Tips from Dr. Davis; Thyroid, Elmiron, PPI

Many times our patients must take medication.  And sometimes we suggest the patient take their medication in a way that varies from the side of the box.  This is based on years and years of patient feedback and study.  We

Posted in Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, Thyroid, Treatments

Who Benefits from MonaLisa Touch Treatment?

The last few blogs have been spent talking about our newest service for women, MonaLisa Touch Chico, that increases blood flow, improves elasticity, and stimulates the vagina to heal itself, decreasing a variety of vaginal discomforts.  Let’s spend Read More…

Posted in Bladder, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments

The [Dreaded] IC Flare-Up and How to Treat

If you suffer from Interstitial Cystitis, you know how annoying and frustrating an IC flare-up can be.  Whether it lasts a few hours or a few days, that incessant urge to visit the restroom, the irritation, the pain– it’s the worst.  Intensity

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis, Pain/Chronic Pain, Painful Intercourse, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Symptoms, Treatments

What is a Cystoscopy? Why is it an Outpatient Procedure?

A cystoscopy is a simple, useful procedure that can help us diagnose abnormalities inside the bladder like Interstitial Cystitis.  By inserting a camera through the urethra and into the bladder, we can see inflammation, blockages, and get an overall Read

Posted in Bladder, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, Procedures, Surgery, Treatments

The Wonders of Epsom Salt

If you have pain from Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, generalized pelvic pain, lower back pain, or other sore muscles that are not even related to gynecology, try taking a warm Epsom salt bath.  Epsom salt has been used for hundreds of

Posted in Anxiety, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, Pain/Chronic Pain, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Treatments

Interstitial Cystitis: Staying Hydrated Throughout Fall

Your bladder has been great all summer.  You’ve been staying hydrated, limiting your sodas and artificially sweetened beverages, and you were always feeling thirsty so it was easy to drink water.  Now that fall is here you notice your bladder

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis

Self-Care Stretches, IC Stretching for Women with Interstitial Cystitis

If you have Interstitial Cystitis you certainly know how frustrating it can be.  Consuming the wrong beverage or food can send you into a flare up which might last hours or days.  Even just having sex or getting too dehydrated

Posted in Interstitial Cystitis

What Causes Interstitial Cystitis?

Interstitial Cystitis, like many of the conditions we treat in our office, is a complex condition.  We know that approximately 70% of women with Endometriosis also have this painful bladder issue and that it rarely goes away on its own. 

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis, Symptoms, Treatments

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